EF-2000 Typhoon in R.A.F. Service
The Eurofighter project, developed from the second half of the 80s by a consortium of European companies, had the aim of realizing an advanced multi-role combat aircraft strongly specialized in interception. The result of the project is the "Typhoon" that is one of the best air superiority fighters in the world. Its aerodynamic design is characterized by canard-delta wings. Thanks to its two EuroJet EJ200 turbofan engines, the Typhoon can reach a maximum speed of Mach 2. The on-board technology, enhanced by fly-by-wire control system, allows to obtain a great maneuverability in air combat duties. The British Royal Air Force together with the air forces of Germany and Italy, is the main user of the Eurofighter, with 160 units deployed in the fighter squadrons.